Quantum Dot Lasers

Hardcover | April 28, 2004

byVictor M. Ustinov, Alexey E. Zhukov, Anton Yu. Egorov

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The book addresses issues associated with physics and technology of injection lasers based on self-organized quantum dots. Fundamental and technological aspects of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers and VCSELs, their current status and future prospects are summarized and reviewed. Thetheoretically predicted advantages of an ideal QD array for laser applications are discussed. Basic principles of QD formation using self-organization phenomena are reviewed. Structural and optical properties of self-organized QDs are considered with a number of examples in different materialsystems. Recent achievements in controlling the QD properties including the effects of vertical stacking, changing the matrix bandgap and the surface density of QDs are reviewed. The authors focus on the use of self-organized quantum dots in laser structures, fabrication and characterization ofedge- and surface-emitting diode lasers, their properties and optimization with special attention paid to the relationship between structural and electronic properties of QDs and laser characteristics. The threshold and power characteristics of the state-of-the-art QD lasers are demonstrated. Issuesrelated to the long-wavelength (1.3-mm) lasers on a GaAs substrate are also addressed and recent results on InGaAsN-based diode lasers presented for the purpose of comparison.

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The book addresses issues associated with physics and technology of injection lasers based on self-organized quantum dots. Fundamental and technological aspects of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers and VCSELs, their current status and future prospects are summarized and reviewed. Thetheoretically predicted advantages of an ideal QD arra...

VM Ustinov is Head of Laboratory at A.F.Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences and has been awarded various prizes: State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology (2001), Outstanding Scientist Award (Russia 1999, 2001), Grand prize of the International Academic Publishing Company "Nauka/Interpe...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.84 inPublished:April 28, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526792

ISBN - 13:9780198526797

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Table of Contents

Fundamentals of quantum dot lasers1. Introduction2. Fabrication techniques and methods for semiconductor quantum dots3. Structural and electronic properties of self-organized quantum dotsHeterostructure lasers based on quantum dots4. Optical gain and threshold characteristics of a self-organized quantum dot diode laser5. Quantum-dot edge-emitting lasers6. Long-wavelength emitters on GaAs7. Power characteristics of QD lasers8. QD vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

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`The authors are undoubted experts and pioneers in the field'Maurice Skolnick, University of Sheffield